Lot 003

Khalil Ibrahim
b. Kelantan, 1934 - d. Selangor, 2018

East Coast Series, 1992

signed and dated (lower right)
watercolour on paper
30 x 39cm

Private collection, Selangor

ESTIMATE RM 7,500 – 12,000
Khalil Ibrahim’s iconic East Coast Series is on offer featuring men and women at work by the beach. The locals’ participation in fishing is evident in the east coast states of Kelantan and Terengganu; they fish mainly from the shore or in shallow protected waters using simple hand-operated gears such as hooks and lines, scoop nets or traps.

Khalil Ibrahim graduated with a National Diploma of Design in Fine Arts at the prestigious St. Martin’s School of Art and Design in London in 1964 (post-graduate in 1965). He turned into a full-time artist in 1966. Khalil was co-founder of the Malaysian Watercolour Society and had his first double solo of London works and Malaysian batiks at Samat Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur in 1970. That year, he also had a solo exhibition in Indonesia, the first Malaysian to have done so. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Switzerland and his works have been collected by the National Museum in Singapore, Fukuoka Museum of Art in Japan, New South Wales Museum of Art in Sydney, Royal National Art Gallery of Jordan, and National Art Gallery Malaysia.